OELives Kala­ma­ta 2.000 g

45,00

The big jar with Greek Kala­ma­ta Olives.
2 kg of orga­nic Kala­ma­ta olives, a dash of sin­gle varie­ty orga­nic vir­gin Koron­ei­ki oli­ve oil, ore­ga­no, thy­me, rose­ma­ry and salt.
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Greek Kala­ma­ta olives

The dark Kala­ma­ta olives ori­gi­nal­ly come from the area around Kala­ma­ta on the Greek pen­in­su­la of Pelo­pon­nese. Today, howe­ver, they are cul­ti­va­ted in many parts of Euro­pe and even in South Ame­ri­ca. This varie­ty has lar­ge, brown-pur­p­le fruits.
The har­ve­s­ting of the Greek Kala­ma­ta olives only begins when all the fruits are com­ple­te­ly black, i.e. ripe.

All edi­ble olives, inclu­ding tho­se of the Kala­ma­ta varie­ty, must be pick­led and fer­men­ted in bri­ne for several mon­ths. Without this pro­cess they are unpa­la­ta­ble bit­ter. In this pro­cess, the dark colour of the olives usual­ly fades somewhat.

By the way: com­ple­te­ly dark-black olives do not exist natu­ral­ly. The­se are usual­ly dyed black. You can easi­ly under­stand that if the pit is black too.

2 kg-ja OELIVES — extra fresh

Our OELives are mari­na­ted in herbs and a litt­le OEL after fer­men­ta­ti­on and then vacu­um packed in jars.
The aro­ma­tic inter­play of a slight­ly sal­ty note, plea­s­ant­ly bit­ter nuan­ces and a fine spi­ci­ness, makes the­se olives a ver­sa­ti­le com­pa­n­ion.

Kala­ma­ta olives are THE basic ingre­dient of famous Greek Salad (cho­riá­ti­ki sala­ta). Bes­i­des feta cheese and ore­ga­no, Kala­ma­ta olives are the main ingre­dient here.

A litt­le side note: Greek Kala­ma­ta olives are of cour­se par­ti­cu­lar­ly coope­ra­ti­ve when they meet our OEL.

Cul­ti­va­ti­on and pro­ces­sing of Kala­ma­ta olives

The Kala­ma­ta olives for our oli­ve pro­ducts grow on cer­ti­fied orga­nic trees in Greece.
The har­vest is done gent­ly by hand, then the olives are packed into boxes and taken to the pro­ces­sing plants. The working methods during har­ve­s­ting and pro­ces­sing are sub­or­di­na­te to the pro­tec­tion of the fruit and thus to the pre­ser­va­ti­on of the varie­ty of fla­vours of the olives.

In the pro­ces­sing faci­li­ties, the olives are sor­ted accord­ing to varie­ty and size, trans­por­ted via con­veyors to be was­hed and then stored in lar­ge tanks with salclake.
In the fol­lowing, the Kala­ma­ta olives fer­ment for about six months.

Koroneiki olives on the tree.

The mother of Kala­ma­ta olives

The­re is an anci­ent oli­ve tree in Kala­ma­ta. Its trunk is three metres thick, its crown reaches 14 metres in height. This oli­ve has been the­re in per­fect health for 1,700 years, defy­ing wind and wea­ther, heat, drought, storms and the ups and downs of human history.

Legend has it that this tree is the mother of all today’s Greek Kala­ma­ta olives. Becau­se after the Greek Revo­lu­ti­on (1821) and the wars of libe­ra­ti­on that fol­lo­wed, the­re were hard­ly any oli­ve trees left in the regi­on. And this huge tree, which was also the only one to sur­vi­ve a fire, sub­se­quent­ly ser­ved as a donor for new plan­tings. t is said that all new oli­ve trees were graf­ted with his bran­ches to beco­me Kala­ma­ta olives.

The fan­tastic tree is now a natu­ral monu­ment and is offi­cial­ly cal­led the mother tree of the Kala­ma­ta olive.

Bit­ter Olives

The pro­cess of pick­ling the olives in bri­ne, wine vine­gar or oli­ve oil ser­ves to sof­ten the natu­ral bit­ter­ness of the olives and make them edible.
Anyo­ne who has ever made the mista­ke of bit­ing into a fresh­ly har­ve­s­ted, unpro­ces­sed oli­ve knows why.

But this bit­ter­ness is nevertheless an important indi­ca­ti­on of the rich com­pon­ents of the oli­ve. Thus, it is pre­cise­ly the phe­nols and poly­phe­nols that pro­mo­te health and diges­ti­on that tas­te bitter.
The goal of pick­ling the olives is to balan­ce the­se fla­vor pro­per­ties and so to bring out the diver­si­ty of the other natu­ral aromas.

Gabrie­le E. aus Bremervörde

(Oli­ven) — Oel ist her­vor­ra­gend!! Kon­zept hat uns begeistert!
Bestel­len immer wie­der gern!!

Alo­is S. aus Weilheim

Alles per­fekt, schnel­le Lie­fe­rung, plas­tik­freie Verpackung

Sabi­ne P. aus München

Schnel­le, pro­blem­lo­se Lie­fe­rung, schö­ne Ver­pa­ckung, eig­net sich sehr gut als Geschenk!!!